GIRLNUMBERTHREE's SparkPeople Blog GIRLNUMBERTHREE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Monday, Monday... so good to me...Monday Morning, it was all I hoped it would be.... I've recently come to a good place with Mondays in my life. For years I've dreaded the return to my work life and Mondays with all the stress that returns with it. This week, I feel a difference in that I am not dreading it, in fact I'm welcoming back the normalcy of the daily grind. :) <BR> <BR> Last week was... frustrating. The final word on my hip is that they are going to treat it as a stress fracture because they feel like it will be less invasive in the long run. On the one hand I'... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:21:09 EST and so we wait and weigh in day!!! Do you know what's more frustrating than a hip fracture diagnosis? Doctors that can't agree on the diagnosis. The ortho doc says fracture, my GP says possible but really he doesn't think it's as bad as the Ortho guy says - In fact, he really feels like it's more of a stress fracture. My GP (who was formerly an ortho dr.) has really stuck in his heels about NOT doing the surgery (instead he'd like activity modification and rest). So he's consulting a second Ortho, and I've agreed to let ... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:07:10 EST and Just as the Tides are Turning (aka listen to injuries) So..... <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? <BR> Good, Good.... <BR> <BR> let me tell you a funny little story. A little over a week ago when leaving the gym I stumbled off the curb and if you know anything about heavy people, we fall hard. I landed on my hip and leg and got up slightly embarrassed, knee scraped, ego bruised, but only for a few moments. <BR> <BR> It hurt. I mean, it hurt a lot. I figured I'd rest it and it'd be better. <BR> but it didn't get better. <BR> and my version... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:09:14 EST I'm In!! BLC26 Expectations <BR> <BR> Did you see that? <BR> <BR> Probably not, after all I'm a ninja now. All about moving stealthily away from crapola and Training ourselves in the way of all that is good and healthy and productive.... <BR> <BR> I wasn't sure I'd get in with being late to the party and all, and to be honest I was a little hesitant but decided that if a team would take me on I'd do my all to be a good team member. I've talked with a bunch of friends I've met on here and their experiences in BL C... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:00:20 EST Eating the Elephant I didn't go to the gym yesterday. <BR> <BR> Instead I went home and just went to bed. Part of me just felt so exhausted by the toll yesterday took on me, and I could feel the stress creeping up on my anxieties. Rather than over analyze things any further, I made the choice to just stop. Stop stressing, stop worrying, stop feeling so hurt, stop harping on my issues. I realized mid stop that I've fallen into victim mode, and i don't want to be a victim. <BR> <BR> As I laid there resting a... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:46:42 EST pitfalls I'm frustrated this afternoon. Trying to not let petty stupidity get me down. I'm PMSing and so I'm feeling frustration more intensely. I've decided with all the changes I've been in to begin to close chapters of my online social media life.....FB in particular. I'm rarely there, and when I am I'm always disappointed by little things. I used to joke that FB makes me not like people I wanted to like in real life. LOL I guess it's the power of anonymity that makes people forget they are... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:40:53 EST All About Me (the post in which you find out more than you wanted to know) Name: Laura <BR> Current location: At work, GA <BR> Height: 5’ 8” <BR> Starting weight: at beginning of my journey 344, currently 287 <BR> Goal weight: 180 <BR> When do you want to reach your goal? I'm working on short term goals of 20 pounds at a time, and overall 120 ish pounds by March 2016. <BR> When is your birthday? March 21 <BR> Eye color: hazel (blue, green, gray) <BR> Hair color: Dark Brown <BR> Piercings / tattoos: one piercing in right ear, two in left <BR> Single or taken: si... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:24:47 EST Weekend Success Oh how I love long weekends. Since a I work a 9/80 schedule it means that every other Friday I am off one extra day. It's a blessing truly. I somehow always feel so much more at rest, tho never fully ready to return to real working life Monday mornings. <BR> <BR> This weekend I did get to the gym (wahoo), I did get in some sewing, and I did get in some good time with my kiddos. I know these days are in short supply before they are all off on their own, so I'm trying to appreciate them ... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:55:44 EST It's no limits thursday! Eating out advice? Workout shoes?? So when I got back in gear with eating at the beginning of this month, I made a deal with myself that twice a month, on my Thriday (that is my work Friday), I would let myself eat whatever I wanted. I was hoping to hedge off some of my insane cravings since to earn this I'd have to pack lunches and plan dinners accordingly on all the other days. This is the first one in September for me. I indulged in my trusty old favorite chicken biscuit this morning for breakfast - and you know what? ... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:19:11 EST rambling headway It's hump day - and I'm up and at work already. I don't think I slept very well, but I did get to bed earlier so that is good. AND, my FBS this morning was improved....okay only by three points, but it was improved. I'm determined to have a "normal" FBS by March. I know I can do it. <BR> <BR> I've been nursing a back injury from a workout last week that is now affecting my hip (blah) - I need to go back to the gym, but don't want to make this worse than it is. I resent the injury and ... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:05:55 EST no lies. i've come here a hundred times to write, to put out into the universe my feelings, and yet, I find myself backspacing and deleting my thoughts just as quickly. <BR> <BR> I've hit a point in this journey that I don't want any part of this to be lies. Tracking for the past couple weeks has given me perspective and at the same time motivated me to get control of my calories. It's not perfect, but slowly it IS working. I had deluded myself into thinking that one little candy bar wasn't goin... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:19:18 EST